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Step 1 For Nonimmigrant Visa applicants: Determine your visa type by reading Common Nonimmigrant Visas. Each visa type explains the qualifications and application items. Choose the visa type that applies to your situation. Be sure to also review the Visa Waiver Program. If your country participates in the Visa Waiver Program, you do not need […]

The interview lasted not more than 5 minutes. ¼ of the time, the interviewer was just noting some stuff on his computer or checking the documents he asked for. My wife didn’t even have to really speak up but answered probably where she was working and how long she has been working. Here are more […]

Since my daughter was granted a full summer program scholarship in July by Qatar Academy, we had to get visas to the US.  I’m writing this article for those who would like to apply for Non-Immigrant US Visa in Qatar based on my experience. This mainly discusses getting a tourist visa and not more than […]

People in the Gulf state of Qatar have been abuzz last October 7 with the unveiling of Damien Hirst’s monumental bronze sculptures displayed outside the Sidra Medical and Research Centre in Doha. Called “The Miraculous Journey,” it consists of 14 bronze sculptures, chronicling the gestation of a fetus inside a uterus, from conception to birth, […]

We just came home from visiting the Qatar Taste and Fun Food Festival 2012 being held at the Doha Exhibition Center  which started last Feb. 8 and would end tomorrow (Feb. 11). Mavis and I were able to visit last night but decided to go back this afternoon as we wanted Xianelle to also experience the Qatar […]


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  • Marcus: Hi. I am very interested in opening an account with Ameritrade, my question is how do you fund the a [...]
  • Elymar: I'm working in Qatar I want to visit Japan what is the requirements of getting visa I want to spend [...]
  • xtian001: The important thing is for you to prove that you have ties in Doha (returning to a good paying job) [...]
  • Ly: Hi. You're so kind for sharing this detailed infos. I just have a question. Is the bank statement he [...]
  • xtian001: Your financial status matters as it is proof that you can support your stay in the country. [...]